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isikoff's exclusive reporting that revealed the obama administration's ground rules governing its use of drones. place the topic in conversation, michael was in that hearing today and is with us from capitol hill tonight. the question, mike, how much more did we learn about the president's drone policy? >> reporter: brian, if anybody felt we were going to learn more about targeted killings and drones today, they were disappointed in some respects. brennan said less today than he has already acknowledged in public speeches. i was listening very closely. the whole hearing. the word "drones" never left his lips. the big questions raised by that white paper are what are the standards upon which americans who are suspected of being al qaeda leaders can be targeted for killings. what constitutes an imminent threat? who gets to decide whether the secret intelligence is sound enough and whether there is any review. presumably, the memo that president obama let senators read this morning would answer some of those questions. but the memo remains classified, so the senators couldn't even ask an
continues to make headlines tonight. after our nbc news report about the obama administration's use of drone strikes to target suspected terrorists overseas. that same technology is being used here at home, a lot. not to launch missile strikes of any kind, but as eyes in the sky for a local law enforcement and a lot of other uses. they've got a lot of folks concerned, and some states are moving to ban drones. our report tonight from nbc's john yang in chicago. >> reporter: while the alabama hostage crisis was under way in an underground bunker, authorities had a bird's-eye view, an unarmed, remote control drone. but there's a growing backlash to the use of similar devices by law enforcement agencies. this week, virginia lawmakers passed what would be the nation's first restrictions on drones. and today in the florida senate, a ban on drones advanced. >> my view is that the government works for us. the government is there to serve us, to protect us. >> reporter: from california to maine, officials in at least 11 states are considering various restrictions. according to government data, drones
persisted through the week as the administration declined to provide details about the frequency of mr. obama's skeet shooting. >> i would refer you simply to his comments. i don't know how often. he does go to camp david with some regularity but i'm not sure how often he's done that. >> reporter: today the white house aimed to put the matter to rest but within minutes the twitterverse lit up. larry sabato, how many innocent skeet were sacrificed for one lousy pr photo? the president's former top adviser, david plouffe, attention skeet birthers, make our day. let the conspiracies begin. the nra weighed in. one picture does not erase a lifetime of supporting every gun ban and every gun control scheme imaginable. >> it's really absurd that at this point the debate over serious gun control legislation is boiling down to whether or not the president has ever fired a weapon before. >> reporter: now, white house officials dispute the nra's characterization of president obama's policies, saying he strongly supports second amendment rights. as for that challenge by congressman blackburn one wh
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